London Mayor Sadiq Khan is to blame for terror attacks on the city and has done ‘a terrible job’ in protecting his residents, Trump argues
- Speaking on eve of his visit to Britain, president said Khan was doing ‘terrible job’
- Trump said: ‘Take a look at the terrorism. Look at what is going on in London’
- The president also accused Khan of failing to show respect for the United States
President Donald Trump has attacked London mayor Sadiq Khan yet again – this time accusing him of doing a ‘very bad job’ on terrorism and crime.
Speaking on the eve of his visit to Britain yesterday, the president said Khan was doing a ‘terrible job’ in the capital by allowing migrants to flock to the city.
He has clashed with the Labour mayor several times in the past, including over his administration’s visa policy and most recently over Khan’s decision to allow a gigantic Trump blimp to fly over London.
Speaking on the eve of his visit to Britain yesterday, the president (left with Melania in London) said Khan (right) was doing a ‘terrible job’ in the capital by allowing migrants to flock to the city
Protesters gathered at the security fence watch as US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump leave in Marine One from the US ambassador’s residence, Winfield House
Speaking to The Sun, Trump said: ‘Take a look at the terrorism that is taking place. Look at what is going on in London. I think he has done a very bad job on terrorism.’
He added: ‘I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in.’
London was devastated by four terror attacks last year – at Westminster, London Bridge, Parsons Green and Finsbury Park.
Trump also accused Khan of failing to show respect for the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation.
Trump also accused Khan of failing to show respect for the world’s wealthiest and most powerful nation. Pictured: Trump being greeted at Blenheim Palace yesterday
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May
‘I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important,’ he said. ‘Now he might not like the current president, but I represent the United States.
‘I also represent a lot of people in Europe because a lot of people from Europe are in the United States.’
A source close to Khan told The Sun that it is the responsibility of the Home Office to determine London’s migration policy, as well as that of the UK as a whole.